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Friday Habs Headlines: Julien — “We are still fighting for a place in the playoffs”

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In today’s links, the Habs bench boss hasn’t given up yet, wondering where all of the Canadiens’ tradable assets could go, and does Leon Draisaitl have an MVP case?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien still thinks his team is fighting for a place in the playoffs. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • The failed Riley Barber-Phil Varone experiment has come to an unceremonious end. [The Athletic]
  • What is the potential market for Tomas Tatar? [The Athletic]
  • Could Jeff Petry be Carolina-bound? [RDS]
  • Maybe the Habs should have traded Ilya Kovalchuk earlier? [TSN 690]
  • Joel Bouchard is teaching Jesperi Kotkaniemi how the expectations of coaches differ between the AHL and NHL level. [RDS]
  • Marc Bergevin’s reset button is broken. [Hockey Inside/Out]
  • Going behind the scenes at the AHL All-Star Game with Charles Hudon. [AHL]
  • Nathanael Halbert didn’t look too out of place in his first game with the Laval Rocket. [RDS]

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